23 January 1963

"Met a lot of fog... suddenly after leaving M1 short time windscreen cracked with a terrible bang. Had to break hole in windscreen to see... Stopped for tea at transport cafe... and arrived home at about five o'clock. I was up at 7.45 but lads laid in till about five that night. Lucky devils. They were on that night at Cavern as fresh as ever with no after effects. The Beatles have certainly gone up in my estimation. They are all great blokes with a sense of humour and giving one the feeling they are a real team."

Source: Mal Evans's diary

Cavern Club, Liverpool

Also on the bill that evening were The Fourmost, Ken Dallas and The Silhouettes, and Freddie Starr and The Midnighters.

This date was tentatively scheduled for a concert at the Emporium (formerly the Co-op) Ballroom, Doncaster.

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